Online Courses

Online Courses

The e-Grad School programs are fully online courses designed to provide advanced skills training for professionals in the research sector (i.e. postgraduate students, active researchers, research managers, researcher administrators and academics everywhere).

A wide range of award-winning modules are available and all are accessible online with a maximum time commitment of 5 weeks.  Participants may choose to access the modules via an unmoderated self-learning pathway* or alternatively choose a moderated module where participants work together with a moderator who facilitates learning and communication within the group.

Certificates of completion for moderated modules are awarded if the module requirements have been met.

*Unmoderated modules are only available to ATN university participants.


Boosting career and professional skills (essential skills for all researchers and administrators)

Enhancing research experience (vital skills for research students)

Advancing teaching and supervisory practice (best practices for academics)


LEAP - Employability Skills

 

These modules provide formal training in professional and generic skills vital to all professionals in the research sector whether research active or administrative. All employers in the research sector now seek researchers and administrators with advanced knowledge and training in generic professional skills.  More than 5000 participants have taken part in the series of modules on employment related skills that form the Learning Employment Aptitude Program (LEAP). In 2007 LEAP received an award from The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), formerly The Australian Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, for the outstanding contribution it makes to participant learning and experience (in the Postgraduate Category of Programs that Enhance Learning).

Working online and with a highly qualified moderator facilitating interaction, the participants have the opportunity to engage in the activities and content of the employment-related modules and to build up relationships with colleagues beyond their home institutions.

ATN LEAP Modules cover these Employability Skills

Download LEAP/MORE brochure here

2017 Dates - for Higher Degree Research Students

Semester 1
29 April - 2 June

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Global Sustainability

Semester 2
19 August - 22 September

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Public Policy

 

2016 Dates - for Higher Degree Research Students

Semester 1
9 April - 13 May

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Global Sustainability

Mid-year offering (new in 2016)
23 July - 26 August

  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Communication

Semester 2
10 September - 14 October

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Public Policy

 

Developing your Career

The aim of this module is to help you prepare for your career and empower you with skills and knowledge that you can use for the rest of your working life.

Employers are increasingly demanding applicants who are work-ready and more frequently will focus on your generic rather than discipline specific skills when recruiting candidates. Thus a large portion of this module is dedicated to helping you understand your ‘other’ skills and your employability in general. We want to make sure that you are in the best position to gain employment and that you find the right employment for you. To do this you need to know yourself and your skills - and also how to use an increasingly important tool in career management: the Career Portfolio.

  Modules in the series cover topics designed to maximise career opportunities including:
  • Taking Stock: Self Assessment and understanding your assets, skills and interests
  • Taking Stock of the Market: there's a whole world out there!
  • Finding and Making Opportunities: Search Strategies and Networking
  • Career Portfolios
  • Career Portfolios: How to develop and manage your own portfolio

2017 Dates

Semester 1
10 June - 14 July

Semester 2
30 September - 3 November

2016 Dates

Semester 1
21 May - 24 June

Semester 2
22 October - 25 November

 

MORE – Research Skills

These Modules Online for Research Education (MORE) are about issues identified as being of paramount importance to early researchers. Topics covered in these modules addressing issues in research design and methodology:

*Relevant to students who are engaged in a creative practice.

2017 Dates

Semester 1
1- June - 14 July

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Practice-led Research in Creative Arts, Media and Design

Semester 2
30 September - 3 November

  • Critical and Creative Thinking

 

2016 Dates

Semester 1
21 May - 24 June

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Practice-led Research in Creative Arts, Media and Design

Mid-year offering (new in 2016)
23 July - 26 August

  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Semester 2
22 October - 25 November

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Practice-led Research in Creative Arts, Media and Design

 

2016 Dates - for Professional Staff

Semester 1
12 March - 22 April

  • Developing your Career for Professionals - brochure

Semester 2
30 July - 2 September

  • Project Management for Professionals - brochure

 

Contact the e-Grad School Coordinator for more information on any of the above modules.


Effective Supervisory Practices (ESP)

An online training module designed for new & emerging supervisors with the primary aim of providing a concise and practical one-stop training resource for constructive skills and advice on supervision practices in our research context. The module is designed to allow flexible online learning around the participant’s time commitments and will run over 5 weeks with weekly reading material and peer-to-peer online discussions which are facilitated by experienced supervisors.

2017 Dates for QUT Staff Only

Semester 1
11 March - 13 April

Semester 2
5 August - 8 September

 

2016 Dates for QUT Staff Only

Semester 1
19 March - 29 April (Easter Break: 26 Mar - 1 April)

Semester 2
6 August - 9 September

Other Universities:

Please contact the e-Grad School Coordinator for more information on how your university can utilise the ESP resource.